Donald Trump’s Monumental Mistake

After visiting the original Bears Ears National Monument, I’m more convinced than ever the area deserves protection

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Anasazi ruin from the Pueblo III period in the once and (hopefully) future Bears Ears National Monument. Photo by author.
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The two buttes known as The Bears Ears. Source: Wilderness.org

An historic landscape

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The view from Farm House Ruin. The valley below it was used by the people living at this site to grow maze, squash, beans, and other foods. Originally included in the Bears Ears National Monument boundaries, this site was removed by President Trump’s proclamation that reduced the size of the monument by 85%. Photo taken by author.
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A land that resists settlement

A place and a consensus that’s difficult to reach

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The remnants of a remote ruin in a sagebrush flat located in the extreme northern section of the original Bears Ears National Monument. Photo by author.
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Photo taken by author.

An opportunity to include Native Americans in management

Conclusion

A Short Bears Ears Photo Gallery

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US citizen residing in British Columbia, Canada. Degrees include anthropology and environmental studies. Activism, politics, science, nature.

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